Here is a compilation of some footage I got on one of my visits to La X Musical in Cajolá. This is the program of Don Cruz Ramirez, which discusses Mayan Mam history and broadcasts marimba music from the region. The Mam portion doesn't have subtitles yet because I'm in the process of having some of the footage translated, but you'll get a feel for the station and life in Cajolá.
The programs haven't been totally consistent with their weekly schedule because, as many of the locutores have explained to me, the radio station doesn't pay and therefore many programmers have other jobs to tend to. Additionally, Don Cruz, who is the director and founder of the station, has been having health problems, and without him things have not been running as smoothly. So with these circumstances, I've been visiting some other indigenous stations in the region in addition to this one, which I will be writing more about in the coming posts. So here is a little taste of La X Musical!